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Forum Post: Mercury poisoning another benefit from Fossil fuel.

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 23, 2012, 1:33 p.m. EST by DKAtoday (24110) from Coon Rapids, MN
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No two ways about it, mercury is bad. It's a powerful neurotoxin that can cause incredible brain damage in people -- especially children and expectant mothers. That's why the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule that limits power plants' mercury pollution passed last year is so important.

But, of course, the polluter lobby and their friends in Congress are already working to roll it back »

Dirty energy's best friend Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe has already filed a Congressional Review Act. If passed it would not only kill this life-saving rule, but it would make it impossible for the EPA to issue another such rule.

It took 20 years to get this mercury rule passed. That's 20 years that our children had to grow up breathing in toxic air. A vote in support of rolling this rule back is essentially a vote for our children and their children to breathe in brain damaging chemicals, with no chance of breaking the cycle.

Some people in Congress may think a few votes and campaign contributions from dirty energy producers are worth that. Tell them you disagree. Urge your members of Congress to not delay regulations that protect the air we breathe. »


Additional Green energy support. Real working technology today.


Combine the Hopewell project: http://www.hopewellproject.org/


I'll give ya a bump and raise you an E CAT and an LFTR.


Sorry, I have miss quoted this as LFNR. the T stands for thorium. It's a "clean fission" option.

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2009/12/ff_new_nukes/all/1 - This was in reference to clean fusion generators. Thanks again shooz.

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